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  • Summary: A Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer featuring a little girl with a lot of heart! Travel the universe with Hat Kid as you rival the evil Mustache Girl in order to save the world! Unlock new platforming abilities, more combat moves and spice up your attacks with badges attached toA Hat in Time is a 3D collect-a-thon platformer featuring a little girl with a lot of heart! Travel the universe with Hat Kid as you rival the evil Mustache Girl in order to save the world! Unlock new platforming abilities, more combat moves and spice up your attacks with badges attached to your hat! Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. Dec 20, 2017
    100
    Suffice to say, A Hat in Time won’t waste your time. It has put you in the paint program for the same reason it does everything else: because whereas most games are content to occupy your time, A Hat in Time has something it wants to show you. Now get busy with the virtual crayons. It’ll be worth it.
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    90
    A Hat in Time is that rare Kickstarted game that had a lofty goal and succeeded. Not only does the game live up to the 64-bit collectathon nostalgia that so many of us have been craving, but it also revamps the standard formula. Every level feels completely different from the last, and a diverse mission structure keeps the adventure from growing stale. It’s a wholly charming experience that made me smile silly. Hat Kid controls like a dream and is also a ridiculously cute mascot whom I’d like to see more of, along with more adorable hats. Anyone who has fond memories of the 3D platforming genre would do well to check out A Hat in Time.
  3. Jan 24, 2018
    85
    In the end, A Hat In Time features enough charm to overcome its shortcomings. If you can live with the unreliable camera, then you'll find a game that offers a pleasant platforming experience, tons of secrets to uncover, and a good amount of abilities to experiment with. The variety of environments and activities is appreciated, as are some of the breaks from platforming norms. The characters may be the main reason for playing the gamefrom beginning to end, just to see what they'll say or do next. For fans of platformers, A Hat In Time is well worth your time.
  4. 80
    This is a game with undeniable soul and an incredible amount of shine considering its budget. There’s very little that A Hat in Time can’t do as a classic platformer, and it really throws itself into creating a cute and cohesive universe for you to explore.
  5. Nov 17, 2017
    80
    A Hat in Time has certainly been well worth the wait, and is easily recommended to platformer fans across all formats. It sits nicely alongside Yooka-Laylee and offers a different take on the N64 nostalgia that both titles share. It’s unlikely to knock Mario off his perch as king of the 3D platformers, but it is a more than acceptable pretender to the crown. It also has a central antagonist called Moustache Girl who is a girl with a bushy moustache. A Hat in Time opens up to be a real standout in the recent renaissance of the 3D platform game.
  6. Oct 13, 2017
    80
    A Hat in Time is more interested in looking around than staring backward. This is a challenging exercise for a 3D platformer, and yet A Hat in Time keeps its perspective balanced between careful devotion and sensible progression. Being responsive to your environment, as it turns out, makes it easier to see where you should be going.
  7. Oct 27, 2017
    44
    The origins as a hobby project are too visible from the get-go. Clumsy controls and problematic camera are not up to par - but unfortunately these are the cornerstone of any decent platformer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 92 out of 107
  2. Negative: 5 out of 107
  1. Oct 7, 2017
    10
    Mithaldu is an idiot... now that that is out of the way,
    I don't generally review steam games... but I felt I had to do my part in getting
    Mithaldu is an idiot... now that that is out of the way,
    I don't generally review steam games... but I felt I had to do my part in getting the word out. This game is a love letter to the GameCube era and all of the unique games that came with it.
    Paper Mario? It's got some of that!
    Super Mario Sunshine? It's got a lot of that!
    Windwaker? It looks good enough to be it's twin!
    If you're like me and you grew up on super Mario sunshine and other GameCube classics, this game is a STEAL for $30.
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  2. Sep 18, 2020
    10
    This was an amazing game, but it had MANY glitches and I the final collectible is missing. It was very fun but also needs lots of help. MacThis was an amazing game, but it had MANY glitches and I the final collectible is missing. It was very fun but also needs lots of help. Mac users are cautioned because they have NO DLC or Modding on the Mac version and is the 1.0 version. Do not buy on mac over any other platform.
    UPDATE: Got a PC, WORKS AMAZING!!!!
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  3. Nov 22, 2017
    10
    I haven't played a platformer/collectathon this good since Banjo Kazooie!
    With tight controls, beautiful and unique environments, clever
    I haven't played a platformer/collectathon this good since Banjo Kazooie!
    With tight controls, beautiful and unique environments, clever level design, charming characters and a plethora of things to collect, this is definitely something any lover of platformers should consider picking up. It really is a wonderful experience.
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  4. May 16, 2019
    9
    While it is clearly inspired by the Nintendo Mario games (of the 3D type) it is a pretty good game. What it does better than Nintendo is giveWhile it is clearly inspired by the Nintendo Mario games (of the 3D type) it is a pretty good game. What it does better than Nintendo is give a little better character to ..characters speaking English. Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2017
    9
    Simply put, this was a fantastic experience. I'm not a particularly joyous person but this game made me smile often. Although the gameplaySimply put, this was a fantastic experience. I'm not a particularly joyous person but this game made me smile often. Although the gameplay pays tribute to Super Mario 64 and Sunshine, the story is able to stand on its own. The art direction is really something (props to the developers for that beautiful fourth chapter) and the music goes right along with it. A Hat in Time was a pleasant surprise for me, being so skeptical going into it.

    There are only a few things that I think could've improved the game any further. I, for one, was expecting more weapon choices to become available throughout the game, but that's not a real complaint. My only beef with the game is how underwhelming the 5th chapter is. Each previous chapter felt like its own, unique section of the game, while the 5th chapter served only as the cherry on top of the rest. The game may as well have 4 chapters, which is fine, only the final one was a mere tease, in my opinion. Still, this does not ruin the experience by any means and the length of the game does indeed warrant the $30 price tag.

    All in all... very impressive. I would not mind a sequel, which the game sort of sets itself up for, one bit!
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  6. Oct 17, 2019
    8
    this is definitely one of the best mainline 3D Mario games but I still can't figure out how to play as Mario, I'm stuck playing as a stupidthis is definitely one of the best mainline 3D Mario games but I still can't figure out how to play as Mario, I'm stuck playing as a stupid little girl in a hat. please let me know if you figure out how to play as him thanks Expand
  7. Oct 10, 2017
    0
    Since my review of this keeps getting removed, despite being based 100% in fact, here's my new review:

    It is a boring game and i don't like
    Since my review of this keeps getting removed, despite being based 100% in fact, here's my new review:

    It is a boring game and i don't like it. Psychonauts did it better.

    Also jontron shouldn't be publically in it. You'll have to google why.
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